2021: Long Islanders Voted Havana Central Best Cuban Restaurant!
630 Old Country Rd, Garden City
(516) 739-7900 – havanacentral.com
At this effervescent Cuban restaurant, island specialties and colorful cocktails (including the most perfect mojitos) are savored and make patrons feel like they’re on a mini tropical vacay. Birthdays, anniversaries and Friday nights out bring couples and groups here regularly. Some of the popular specialties are made with family recipes, including beef with onions and peppers, cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Havana central’s golden era theme in 1950-style decor is festive and lively with a band and the classic food is a celebration of Cuban culture. You’re likely to agree “Esto es delicioso” enjoying a dish of Ropa Vieja which is braised beef or Vaca Frita, crispy shredded steak among the varied authentic choices here!